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that he was probably too troubled to fit in. >> president obama has announced his picks today for a couple of key positions. his choice for the new c-i- a boss. and for the next secretary of defense. but it's the man he's chosen as defense secretary who's already causing controversy. the president announced that former republican senator chuck hagel is his choice as secretary of defense. >> in the senate,a former vietnam vet. he has co- chaired the president's intelligence advisory board. hagel is considered blunt - with independent views. to the dismay of fellow republicans, he opposed the troop surge in afghanistan and has called for deep cuts in defense spending. some argue his support for israel is inadequate. in 2008 - hagel broke ranks with other republicans to support obama. his path to nomination could be rocky. also monday the president nominated john brennan - his chief counter-terrorism adviser to be the new c-i-a boss. he's had an office in the the president. >> he is one of the hardest working civil servants i have me matt. >> his choice is also not without some controversy. b
confirms president obama's re- election. the final tally gave obama 51.1 percent of the popular vote - and mitt romney - 47.2 percent. >>> it's not often you get a historical do-over. but in a few weeks, supreme court chief justice john roberts will get another shot at swearing in president obama. you may remember that roberts bungled the words of the presidential oath - during the first ceremony in 2009. but the president says he looks forward to having justice roberts do it again. the constitution mandates that inauguration day happen on january 20-th. but this year, that falls on a sunday. so the president will take the oath in private on sunday, and again on monday in a public ceremony. >>> what looked like a congressional photo-op turned out to be a photo- shop. a picture released by house minority leader nancy pelosi's office shows the 61 democratic congresswomen sworn in yesterday. they're standing on the steps of capitol hill. but, it turns out that four of the women weren't actually there. today pelosi defended the photo - blaming it in part on the weather. >> this is an acc
on whether there's enough evidence to move >> president obama's task force on gun violence is gettingmembers will come up with recommendations on how to prevent another mass shooting. sandra endo brings us up to speed on the first meeting. (bell sounds) >> reporter: dozens of lives lost, and grief at makeshift memorials. preventing mass shootings is the enormous job the presidential taskforce is trying to tackle. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion 'unless we can do everything we are going to do nothing.' it's critically important we act. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is heading up the gun violence taskforce which is expected to meet over the next few days. gun safety, victims advocacy, and gun ownership groups are joining in the national conversation, to come up with recommendations to prevent gun violence. caving to criticism for declining the initial meeting invitation, walmart said wednesday it would participate. the company said. >> "we underestimated the expectation to attend the meeting on thursday in person, so we are sending an app
. it would have been a lot worse that is exactly what president obama has led this charge to examine the gun laws. so we cannot have another school shooting. today, the team is assembled what joe biden, meeting with the nra and other guns rights groups. (gunshots) >> this set of gone a set of anti-gun violence recommendations is set to be on the president's desk as early as tuesday. as vice president joe biden's taskforce continues to meet with various gun rights groups, anti-violence advocates and entertainment and video game industry representatives, he says one recommendation is emerging. >> there is a surprising - so far - surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun show loophole but total universal background checks including private sales. >> reporter: something colorado's governor supports. >> why don't we have universal background checks all gun sales? >> reporter: the national rifle association is meeting with the taskforce today. and while the group opposes tougher gun control laws, it wants more armed guards in schools. in
>> reporter: despite potential fiscal fights brewing ahead, president obama is even trying tamp down the partisanship and offered resolution. >> i think hopefully in the new year we'll focus on is seeing if we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama, a little bit less her brinksmanship. >> in washington, i'm sandra >> catherine: secretary of state hillary clinton is resting at home, after being released from a new york hospitalshe was there for three days - being treated for a blood clot in her head. a state department spokesman had an update today. >> she's sounding terrific, upbeat, raring to go. she's looking forward to getting back to the office. she is very much planning'll have further precise details about that as she continues to make progress. >> catherine: clinton's staff says she managed to get some work done - even while she was still hospitalized. she's expected to make a full recovery. >>> the drilling company transocean will pay one- point-four billion dollars in fines and penalties. that's in connection with 20-10 gulf oil spill. crew for the
to president obama's taskforce headed by vice president joe biden, expected to lay out recommendations as early as the end of the month. but such efforts face opposition. some believe getting rid of guns will not keep citizens safe. >> "you have a first amendment, there's a second amendment. but guns do not kill people. we just had two murders, my office investigated, by knives. should we take all the knives away? where do you draw the line?" >> reporter: a complex question leaders are searching to answer. in washington, i'm sandra endo. in washington, i'm sandra endo. kron 4 news. of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. now's a good time to pack your lunches. lean cuisine is just $1.99. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. resolutions, kept. and charmin is $13.99 ifor 30 double rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. an intense burning sensation i woke up with this horrible rash on my right side. like somebody had set it on fire. and the docto
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